North East Rail Division Centre

The North East Rail Division Centre’s aim is to provide a relaxed informative forum which enables people to keep abreast of developments within the Rail Industry, expand their network of contacts and explore new interests.

To achieve this, the North East Rail Division Centre organises a varied range of events including presentations, papers, lectures and discussion forums. Our events include a wide variety of topics including local, national and international developments. These events are always of interest and where possible hot off the press and topical.

Our events are open to all – not just people in the Railway Industry.

Last season's exciting topics included: “Update on Rolling Contact Fatigue”, “Gauge changing bogies in Spain” and a discussion on the “Future of High Speed Rail in the UK”


Our events rotate around the three cities of York, Doncaster, Leeds. This is to try and give as many people as possible the opportunity to attend.


Our events generally start at 18:30 with refreshments available from 18:00. Note that this is not always the case but any change will be noted on our website and promotional material.

Events are held in the second week of the month (September to April) on either a Tuesday or Wednesday. Again this is to give as many people as possible the opportunity to attend.


The North Eastern Centre committee consists of a mixture of working and retired people from different areas across the Rail Industry. We all have one common passion – to share and drive the engineering developments within the Railway Industry.


Come along to one of our events listed below.

If you would like any further information or would like to make a suggestion for a future events then please don’t hesitate to get in touch via email or phone. Click here for contact details.

Please also get in touch if you would like to be added to our email list to receive information on up and coming events.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our events in the near future.

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    27 November 2019 18:00 to 20:30
    The Railfreight event that was scheduled for this eveing in Leeds has had to be cancelled and will be rescheduled for the new year Richard Gibbon OBE has stepped in to give a paper on the first Railway in Spain which was delivered from Warrington With locomotives from Jones and Potts to the instructions of Joseph Locke... Robert Stepenson's colleague. There is no need to book for this free event. ALL WELCOME
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Social event
    05 December 2019 18:30 to 21:00
    National Railway Museum - York
    Annual Film evening - always a firm favourite!
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    19 February 2020 18:30 to 20:30
    Cosmopolitan Hotel - Leeds
    Find out how to become professionally registered (EngTech/IEng/CEng) and a full Member of the IMechE.
    Industry: Cross-sector
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